All posts by Patrick Simms

Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

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Savvy Planners Share Ways to Prioritize Needs and Maximize Value While Negotiating Concessions

A vibrant travel industry continues to drive up demand and RevPAR, which translates to room rate increases.

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Event Engagement Strategies to Win Over the Next Generation of Membership

The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.

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Event Engagement Strategies to Win Over the Next Generation of Membership

The long-term vitality of a trade association and its meetings requires a particular focus on millennials.

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Tips for Planning Motivating Events

When your attendees’ experience on the greens is top notch, it reflects positively on the meeting as a whole.

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Tips for Planning Motivating Events

When your attendees’ experience on the greens is top notch, it reflects positively on the meeting as a whole.

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Hotels Favored by Heads of State Are Highly Desirable for VIPs and Corporate Events

A hotel’s background in catering to presidents bodes well as executives will surely experience the same level of service and decorum.

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Hotels Favored by Heads of State Are Highly Desirable for VIPs and Corporate Events

A hotel’s background in catering to presidents bodes well as executives will surely experience the same level of service and decorum.

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Companies With Strategic Meetings Management Programs Negotiate Better Dates, Rates and Terms

Negotiating leverage and strong supplier partnerships are among the results of a successful SMMP.

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Companies With Strategic Meetings Management Programs Negotiate Better Dates, Rates and Terms

Negotiating leverage and strong supplier partnerships are among the results of a successful SMMP.

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The Ins and Outs of Convention Center Leasing Agreements

There is room to maneuver when it comes to convention center contracts, and the facilities can be accommodating in view of client value and client relationships.

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The Ins and Outs of Convention Center Leasing Agreements

There is room to maneuver when it comes to convention center contracts, and the facilities can be accommodating in view of client value and client relationships.

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Tech Companies Often Lead the Way in Eco-Responsible Practices

A corporate culture informed by sustainability is reflected in an eco-minded approach to events.

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Tech Companies Often Lead the Way in Eco-Responsible Practices

A corporate culture informed by sustainability is reflected in an eco-minded approach to events.

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How Planners Design Events to Facilitate Connections

Companies that truly appreciate the value of networking treat it as more than an afterthought, proactively fostering introductions and relationship-building among attendees.

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How Planners Design Events to Facilitate Connections

Companies that truly appreciate the value of networking treat it as more than an afterthought, proactively fostering introductions and relationship-building among attendees.

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Planners Create Urban Experiences Even the Well-Traveled Qualifier Will Love

“The key is to provide seamless access to experiences that the qualifiers can’t get on their own, and that they don’t get in other business trip environments.”

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Planners Create Urban Experiences Even the Well-Traveled Qualifier Will Love

“The key is to provide seamless access to experiences that the qualifiers can’t get on their own, and that they don’t get in other business trip environments.”

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A Growing Meetings Infrastructure Gives Planners More Reasons to Head Out West

The pleasant weather, rich cultural diversity, scenic coastal getaways and the entrepreneurial spirit are among the virtues of the state.

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A Growing Meetings Infrastructure Gives Planners More Reasons to Head Out West

The pleasant weather, rich cultural diversity, scenic coastal getaways and the entrepreneurial spirit are among the virtues of the state.

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